How to RED It: Bringing Luck to the Lunar New Year

Harness the color of confidence and allure to your best advantage

After the festive season of Santa hats and shiny red baubles, red’s moment in the spotlight is far from over. With Lunar New Year and the season for romance just around the corner, the moody, gemstone shade popular for year-end celebrations makes way for the saturated, confident hue of Radiant Red – forecasted to be the new “It” color for spring 2024. Considered the most auspicious color in Chinese tradition and representative of power and courage in many other cultures, you’ll want to make sure to bring pops of it into your life this season. Read on for the best ways to inject a dose of red into your Lunar New Year festivities, with all the goodies you’ll find at DFS.


Carry It
As they say, the larger the bag, the more red packets you can hold in them. Whether you’re giving or receiving this Lunar New Year, or simply need a carryall as you visit relatives, Marc Jacobs’ Leather Medium Tote in tonal red or Furla’s Primula small hobo bag make for both eye-catching and practical additions to your spring outfit.


Wear It
Dress your little one up to the nines for Lunar New Year with the Zimmermann Kids floral ruffled dress – matching with the plum blossoms florals already in full bloom. As for grown-ups, the globally loved Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Walk of No Shame adds a bright berry hue of confidence to your smile.


Show It Off
Add a cheeky pop of red to your wrist with Zenith’s Defy Revival, a unisex wristwatch with a distinctive red gradient dial – available only at the Four Seasons and City of Dreams shops. On the other hand, the Fiyta Klover series women’s watch adds an exquisite touch of springtime elegance, featuring its popular exposed four-leaf clover motif dial in red and gold and a matching shiny red leather strap.


Embody It
With a few spritzes of Penhaligon’s The World According to Arthur Eau de Parfum – part of the British fragrance house’s celebrated Portraits series – you’ll be standing taller and turning heads with its spicy aroma inspired by the mystical ambiance imparted by incense. Meanwhile, to keep your complexion perfect throughout a busy day of gatherings and reunions, whip out bestseller Giorgio Armani My Armani To Go Cushion 2 – gorgeous in its bold red case – for glowing touch-ups that you never need to shy away from.

Gift It
As for the perfect touch of red under your arm this gifting season? The Peninsula Boutique Walnut Cookies – with its standout red packaging encasing sweet, but not-too-sweet treats within – are sure to have your guests blushing with appreciation.


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